Work with BookTrust

BookTrust is the UK's largest reading charity. Each year we reach millions of children across the UK with books, resources and support.

Our books and resources are delivered via health, library, schools and early years practitioners and are supported with guidance to encourage the development of a reading habit. Reading for pleasure has a dramatic impact on educational outcomes, wellbeing and social mobility and is also a huge pleasure in itself. We are committed to starting children on their reading journey and supporting them throughout.

Partnership Manager

Location: Homebased in the South of England (with significant flexibility and extensive travel across the region and to other BookTrust offices).
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £36,500

This is a brilliant time to join BookTrust. We have a new strategy and a new approach to engaging with and understanding our beneficiaries. We are ambitious about developing our offer to reach more children, particularly those who are disadvantaged. We want to work even more effectively through and alongside our local authority partners so we can increase our impact and develop new partnerships to deliver new elements of our strategy.

As a BookTrust Partnership Manager, you will work flexibly across all 152 ‘top tier’ local authority areas in England to ensure and continually improve relationships with local stakeholders, the delivery of BookTrust programmes; and the impact of those programmes in the communities we serve.

To apply, you must submit your CV and attach a covering letter of no more 800 words outlining your suitability for the role to recruitment@booktrust.org.uk

Closing date: 31st August 2022, 5pm
Interview date: TBC

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Interim Senior Individual Giving Officer


Location: Battersea, London (hybrid working with two fixed office days: Tuesday and Wednesday)
Contract: Fixed Term – 9 months
Salary: £35,000 pro rata

The Interim Senior Individual Giving Officer is responsible for supporting the delivery and development of BookTrust’s Individual Giving programme. Working to specific income targets, the Senior Individual Giving Officer will manage regular giving acquisition and stewardship and the annual Christmas appeal. The post holder will also work with the Senior Individual Giving Manager and the Fundraising Coordinator testing and developing new acquisition activity and, on the processing, administering, and reconciling of all donations and the recording of donor information on BookTrust’s CRM – Microsoft Dynamics.


To apply please send a copy of your CV to recruitment@booktrust.org.uk along with a covering letter (no more than two pages) showing how you meet the person specification and your motivations for applying for the role.

Closing date: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged. The successful applicant will ideally be able to commence in role by 22 August 2022.

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BookTrust Cymru: Big Welsh Rhyme Time Commissions 2023

We are inviting authors, poets, writers, musicians, performers and children’s storytellers to help us create some special new content for Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2023.

We are offering up to three commissions of £600 each.

Submission deadline for proposal: 12pm 16th September 2022

 We will aim to inform the successful applicants as soon as possible in the week commencing 19th September 2022.

All work must be complete and submitted to BookTrust Cymru by 2nd December 2022.

About Big Welsh Rhyme Time

Big Welsh Rhyme Time is a week-long national celebration of sharing rhymes, poems and songs in the early years. It aims to promote and encourage fun and enjoyable rhyme sharing activity for young children in Wales aged 0-5, in Welsh and English. It supports early communication and literacy skills and inspires creativity.

Big Welsh Rhyme Time 2023 will run from 6th – 10th February.

This year’s key message will be ‘Rhyming fun for everyone’.

You can find out more and learn how to submit a proposal here

To discuss the project, please contact Phil Savery: phil.savery@booktrust.org.uk

BookTrust Cymru: Comisiynau Amser Rhigwm Mawr Cymru 2023

Rydyn ni’n gwahodd awduron, beirdd, ysgrifenwyr, cerddorion a pherfformwyr i’n helpu i greu cynnwys arbennig newydd ar gyfer Amser Rhigwm Mawr Cymru 2023.

Rydyn ni’n cynnig hyd at dri chomisiwn o £600 yr un.

Dyddiad cau derbyn cynigion: 12pm 16 Medi 2022

Byddwn ni’n anelu at roi gwybod i’r ymgeiswyr llwyddiannus cyn gynted â phosib yn ystod yr wythnos sy’n dechrau ar 19 Medi 2022.

Rhaid i bob gwaith fod wedi’i orffen a’i gyflwyno i BookTrust Cymru erbyn 2 Rhagfyr 2022.

Am Amser Rhigwm Mawr Cymru

Mae Amser Rhigwm Mawr Cymru / The Big Welsh Rhyme Time yn ddathliad cenedlaethol wythnos o hyd sy’n dathlu rhannu rhigymau, cerddi a chaneuon yn y blynyddoedd cynnar. Ei nod yw hybu ac annog gweithgareddau rhannu rhigymau hwyliog a phleserus ar gyfer plant ifanc yng Nghymru rhwng 0 a 5 oed, yn Gymraeg a Saesneg. Mae’n cefnogi sgiliau cyfathrebu a llythrennedd cynnar a chreadigrwydd.

Bydd Amser Rhigwm Mawr Cymru yn digwydd rhwng 6–10 Chwefror 2023.

Neges allweddol eleni fydd ‘Bwrlwm y Rhigwm i Bawb’.

Gallwch ddarganfod mwy o wybodaeth a dysgu sut i gyflwyno cynnig yma

I drafod y prosiect, cysylltwch os gwelwch yn dda â Phil Savery: phil.savery@booktrust.org.uk


Our commitment to diversity and inclusivity

We aim to provide an inclusive recruitment process and actively welcome applications from diverse talent pools: BAME candidates, candidates with disabilities and long-term conditions and candidates from under-represented communities.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and want to ensure we have an accessible application process for all candidates. If you need any reasonable adjustments or would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact our HR team on HR@booktrust.org.uk or 020 7801 8855/8856 to discuss your requirements further.

In order that our equality policy is effective we carry out regular monitoring of job applicants, and we would therefore ask you to complete the equality monitoring form.This information will be kept centrally within our secure HR department, completely separate from your recruitment application form and will be used for the sole purpose of compiling statistical information. The information will be separated from the application form and will not be given to the selection panel. The completed monitoring form will be destroyed once the information given in it has been collated.

BookTrust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The recruitment and selection process reflect our commitment to safeguarding, therefore the suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment, with pre-employment checks.

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